Reverend James Bhagwan
General Secretary – Pacific Conference of Churches Secretariat
REVEREND James Bhagwan is an ordained minister of the Methodist Church in Fiji. Appointed by the General Assembly in 2018 he has been active in reviving PCC relationships, recruiting new partners and increasing the organisation’s visibility as well as introducing a five-year strategic plan. Rev Bhagwan holds a Bachelor of Divinity from the Pacific Theological College and a Masters in Theology from Korea.
FRANCES Namoumou has been involved in climate change, displacement and disaster management for over 20 years. She has worked for the World Council of Churches and the Adventist Relief Agency. Frances heads the Stewardship and Climate Change Team as well as having oversight of all PCC Programmes. A graduate of the University of the South Pacific, Frances is a member of the Methodist Church in Fiji.
JULIE Chang-Tusulu heads the Finance and Administration team and worked for the World Council of Churches Pacific office and chartered accountancy firm KPMG before joining the PCC. She is responsible for planning, budget preparation and general administration. Julie is a board member of local NGO, Transcend Oceania. She is graduate of the Fiji National University and a member of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Suva.
Communications and Development Manager
NETANI Rika is responsible for development and communications. A trained journalist with 30 years of experience in communications and management, he is responsible for ensuring visibility of PCC activities and developing a pathway for organisational self-sustainability. A product of the University of New South Wales Graduate School of Management, he is a member of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Suva.
Adi Mariana Waqa
Ecumenical Enabler for Child Protection and Empowerment
ADI Mariana Waqa has been involved in several programmes involving children, including a book club which encourages reading and improves literacy in Suva’s informal settlements. Prior to joining the PCC staff, Mariana worked as a researcher for the Columban Missionary Society. She holds a Degree in Theology and is a member of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Suva.
Kinisimere Liku Saratibau
Child Protection Programme Assistant
KINISIMERE Liku Saratibau is a member of PCC’s Child Protection team playing a supporting role in creating safe churches for our children. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature and Language and is a member of the Methodist Church in Fiji.
Rev Siera Tion Bird
REVEREND Siera Tion Bird is an ordained Minister of the Uniting Church in Solomon Islands, previously holding the office of the Gender Equality as well as Child Protection and Care Theology Project Officer. She is a graduate of the Pacific Theological College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and multiple certificates in Social Analysis Peace Building, and Studies for Women.
Ecumenical Enabler for a Just & Safe Pacific Communities for Women and Men Programme
MEREANI Nawadra’s work since 2016 has been around contributing to the attainment of safe, inclusive and violence free faith communities in Fiji and now the Pacific. Prior to this Ms. Nawadra was involved in projects with the Methodist Church in Fiji in Gender Equality Theology and FemLINKpacific, a local, regional, and national catalyst for change through the use of accessible media and information. Have keen interest in Gender Justice and Ending Violence against Women and Girls in the context of Pacific.
Olivia Melissa Baro
Ecumenical Enabler Youth Engagement and Empowerment Programme
OLIVIA Melisa Baro has been heavily involved in Scripture Union (Scripture union in Fiji) work as a volunteer coordinator and other leadership roles for almost a decade. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marine Management at the University of the South Pacific. She is passionate about Youth issues and youth spirituality, Community engagement and outreach and is a member of the Methodist church of Fiji
GEOFFREY Nainoca is an accountant who has served as a missionary in New Zealand and Africa. He holds positions on the boards of a number of faith based organisations and is a pastor in the Gospel Brethren church.
KINI Saratibau worked in the Methodist Church in Fiji Communications Office before joining the PCC. She assists in finance and administration work and is a member of the Methodist Church.
Administration – Reception
SILIVE Nanovu is the face and voice of the PCC, handling all front office inquiries. Prior to joining the staff, Silive worked at the University of the South Pacific’s TAFE programme and studied catering at the Fiji National University. She is a member of the Methodist Church in Fiji.
Asset Management Unit – Properties
ELIA Rakavono started work with the PCC as a casual labourer, maintaining a number of our sites. He is now the maintenance office, responsible for five commercial and four residential buildings. With a strong background in carpentry and agriculture, Elia is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.
Asset Management Unit – Properties and Security
SUBASH Chand is the oldest member of the PCC Staff. Like Sepo, he has been part of the AMU team for the past 3 years, and brings his wealth of experience and wisdom in maintaining the upkeep of PCC’s properties.
Asset Management Unit – Properties
IOSEFO Salabogi is going on to 3 years now working under the Asset Management Unit of the PCC Secretariat. A skilled carpenter and farmer, Sepo, as he is colloquially known, is a vital part of the maintenance team working diligently to maintain PCC’s properties. Sepo is a member of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Suva.
Properties – Cleaning and Maintenance
TERESIA Founuku has been with the PCC Secretariat for the past 2 years. She is in charge of the cleaning and maintenance of our offices and has been a major asset to our team. Sia is a member of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Suva.